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Kilohana Plantation Estate

3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
+1 808-245-5608
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Luau Kalamaku with Plantation Owner's Dinner and Champagne Reception
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Built in the 1930's, Kilohana Plantation is a historic landmark and premier visitor attraction offering visitors and locals a glimpse into Kauai's past combined with assorted island-style activities, dining and shopping. Ride on our Kauai Plantation Railway, winding its way through the plantation's working farms and orchards. Learn about Kauai's history, enjoy the beautiful views and stop to feed the pigs! Take the afternoon to stroll the grounds and explore the 16,000 sq. foot plantation home. Stop in at Koloa Rum Co. for a rum tasting or for a full "Rum & Dining Experience." Visit the various artisan shops located around the grounds and both upstairs and downstairs in the home. Established in 1986, Gaylord's restaurant is a Kauai tradition. Set in the courtyard of the estate, it offers fresh, island-inspired food and beverages for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Make lunch a part of your fun afternoon on the estate or make reservations for a romantic dinner. Memorable by day, unforgettable by night. Or check out Happy Hour in the new Mahiko Lounge. Luau Kalamaku is Kauai's only theatrical luau telling the story of the original Tahitian voyage to the Hawaiian islands. An interactive experience, it offers all the exciting luau features including an imu ceremony, torch lighting, Polynesian knife dance and of course traditional music & hula. Choose one or all of the features that Kilohana Plantation has to offer. Open daily, you'll love the chance to see a piece of Kauai's history while experiencing the best of the island today!
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“train ride” (203 reviews)
“rum tasting” (98 reviews)
“koloa rum” (38 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
+1 808-245-5608
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

There are a number of fun things to do here, especially good if traveling with small children. Restaurant, a few shops, and an interesting train ride through the plantation. Good place to go when you get tired of the beach.

Thank Wayne T
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Went to Kilohana to ride the train for something different to do, and different is what we got! The train ride was slow and great photo ops of this gorgeous plantation! Then we stopped and got to feed the wild pigs!! Fun for the whole...More

Thank Patrick O
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Our family of four took the fruit train nature walk lunch tour at Kilohana. Our guide, Kai, was extremely knowledgeable and outgoing. He has worked at Kilohana for many years and really seems to love his job. We learned so much about the tropical vegetation...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 August 2016

beware of the cost of a very short train ride its $20 each and its not worth the money the shops in the plantation were worth a visit

Thank happylittlecamper201
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This old sugar plantation house previously owned by Gaylord Wilcox is very cool. The grounds are incredible with little shops and a good place to eat. There is a sugar train ride into the ranch area and past many nice gardens. For adults you can...More

Thank cellaki
Reviewed 3 August 2016

My wife & I had a late flight on a Sunday night. We checked out of our resort at 11:00 so we decided to spend some time at Kilohana Plantation Estate. We had a great time while we were there. First we took the train....More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We were in the area for something else so we decided to stop by the plantation. The house itself is beautiful. The have turned it into a shopping center, each room is a different shop but if you look beyond all the stuff they are...More

Thank pratts81
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We have visited Kauai dozens of times and now live here part time (lucky, lucky us!) Our 2 yr old granddaughter was visiting, so I thought she would enjoy the train. We had never done it in the 30+ years we've been coming here. She...More

Thank Teri_10
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Great visit and train ride with grandchildren and family! Went to luau later in the week and it was by far the best food, drinks, and show we've been to! Would also advise the rum tasting.

Thank Darlewb
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We took the train and lunch tour which was very informative. We learned a lot and we were also given the opportunity to sample various fruits that were being grown on the plantation. We then visited the Koloa Rum Store and the rum was very...More

Thank IA_Catwoman
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24 June 2017|
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Response from janfab58 | Reviewed this property |
Great restaurant for lunch and lots of shops to visit---so I think you could keep busy. Not sure where the port is located, so I can't help you there!
28 April 2017|
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Response from Annette H | Reviewed this property |
You can write an email to them, they answer quickly. The plantation is large and I feel confident that they rent it out for special occasions especially in the winter when they are only open a few days a week.
Linda K
13 October 2016|
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Response from Annette H | Reviewed this property |
The Luau and owner's dinner is the best show a great dinner that we had in Kauaii. The train ride would be good for children. You can walk around the site. Yes the dinner and Luau are perfect for people of all ages.